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Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

This lovely statue stands tall on the entrance gate to the old city. It was very busy around the statue but i was able to get some photographs of this giant statue. It looks very impressive standing high over the old town. Worth a look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philfromcheshire
Reviewed 6 November 2018

located right outside the palace walls thru one of the gates. worth taking a look while wandering Old Town

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This statue of a medieval bishop with one finger raised in protest greeted us when we exited the palace. These statues mostly have a nose or a toe people live to touch or rub for good luck and take pictures. Very nice

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

A medieval bishop, he challenged the Pope in 925 (a big deal at the time) and introduced religious services in the native tongue because the Masses held in Latin were not understood by the general population. Let's face it, it's hard to convert someone if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pookala
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice area around the golden gate to the old city centre. Rub a toe for luck. Makes for a good picture

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LondonMatt75
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Imposing statue on the way into the Diocletian palace - you must rub his toe for good luck.... tends to get a bit crowded so wait until the evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Meštrović is an important 20th c. sculptor whose stuatues can be found all over the world (eg downtown Chicago). One of the most annoying thing about the summer visitor tsunami, to us Split locals that is, is crowds of people hogging the big toe, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank splitpers0nality
Reviewed 18 October 2018

You must make a wish, and either kiss or rub the toe of this impressive statue. Of course, take a picture too! St. Gregory was a very important figure in the history of Croatian people. Just a great attraction to visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaryEllen22
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Again, we just chanced upon this handsome fellow in our travels and he is quite splendid. Handy to the gate to the old city so worth including in your travels.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Not sure what this was about but impressive I think your supposed to kiss his feet and only go in one direction for good luck !!

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 September 2017|
Response from NicolaLevett | Reviewed this property |
Head towards Diocletian's palace. Its at the Golden Gate entrance.